about Polytechnic of Leiria

Did you know that students from over 70 different countries have chosen Polytechnic of Leiria as their first study option? Learn why Portugal is the perfect destination and why studying at Polytechnic of Leiria might be a real life-changing experience.

The Polytechnic of Leiria is a public institution of Higher Education that offers programmes for undergraduate degree, masters, and preparation courses for access to higher education level. With Portuguese and English taught programmes you have the opportunity to be part of an innovative and entrepreneur higher education institution with five campi in four different cities.

Do you want to be success in business? We have business and legal sciences fields of study.

Do you want to learn how to build a car? Polytechnic of Leiria has the best engineering automotive laboratory nationwide.

Do you want to create masterpieces? Our school of art is among the best schools in Europe, in the category "product design".

Do you want to understand the world you live in? Education and social sciences would be it.

Do you want to improve the lives of others? Decide on one of our tourism health and sports programme.

That’s all up to you. With more than 1300 international students, the Polytechnic of Leiria is proud of its friendly environment for students, teachers and technicians who help students settle into a new life away from home.

Five schools, in four magnificent cities not just to study in but to live and love.

Future career prospects

The Polytechnic of Leiria is proud to have industry partnerships: Many of our courses have partnerships with leading companies laying the foundations for you to exceed. Cisco, Phoenix Contact, Oracle, Siemens are just some of the major brands who have decided to implement academies at our institution.

We are also located in a region with great economic dynamism: High level of employability in a region rich in plastics, ceramics and glass, moulds, engineering, fisheries, tourism, food and biotechnological industries.

The Polytechnic of Leiria also has an IT platform that aims to promote the employability of its students.

English language support

The English taught masters course requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Facilities and support arrangements

The Polytechnic of Leiria has good facilities and support arrangements to help students settle into a new life away from home.

Twenty-first century study facilities: five campi offering exceptional learning facilities. More than 130 hi-tech laboratories equipped with the latest technology.

Innovative teaching: We’ve invested in advanced student facilities and in the latest technology available, trying to bring our courses to life. ESTM School-Hotel and our Online Learning Unit are just two of them.

ICT services: Free WI-FI at all campuses, residence halls, canteens and other Polytechnic of Leiria spaces.

Medical services: Polytechnic of Leiria provides the conditions that ensure your well-being physically and psychologically, therefore we offer reduced costs, support in specific areas such as diagnosis and prevention, as well as psycho pedagogical counselling.

Sports facilities: Polytechnic of Leiria gives students the opportunity to practice a wide range of sports through the sport sector of Student Support Services.

Canteens: Polytechnic of Leiria offers a number of food units, through its Student Support Services. The options are varied: five canteens, nine bars, two restaurants and a snack bar. Students have access to a meal service, at a very affordable price. In canteens, complete meals are provided at social prices (the complete meal includes: soup, main course, salad, bread, fruit or dessert and juice) and in the bars, there are menus with subsidised prices. There is a permanent desire to diversify meals, trying to assure balanced diet menus and improve the level of student satisfaction.

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Programs taught in:
English
Portuguese

This school also offers:

MSc

Polytechnic of Leiria

The aim of the Master in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing (MEI-CM) is to confer a professional specialization with great emphasis on mobile computing and associate ... [+]

Master in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing

The aim of the MSc in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing (MEI-CM) is to confer a professional specialization with great emphasis on mobile computing and associated technologies, allowing a series of studies to the holders of a degree in Computer Engineering, and related courses, including the possibility of expertise to professionals in the labor market. To achieve this, a project-based learning approach is used. The implementation of team projects promotes the planning and organization of work, the research, and acquisition of the necessary knowledge as well as the development of autonomy, initiative, critical analysis and evaluation of solutions.... [-]

Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Master

Polytechnic of Leiria

The development associated with the biotechnology and the advent of genetic engineering and development of new tools made possible the great momentum of this area, which ... [+]

Master in Applied Biotechnology

The Master in Applied Biotechnology aims to prepare students with scientific, technical and human skills to develop applied research and management activities in the field of Biotechnology. This course intends to provide students with advanced training in the field of Biotechnology to apply in the development and implementation of projects in the areas of pharmaceutical biotechnology, food biotechnology, and marine biotechnology. During the second year of the course, the student will carry out a research on a specific topic, which will be compiled in an internship/project/dissertation. The successful defense of this internship/project/dissertation will lead to a Master's degree.... [-]

Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Polytechnic of Leiria

To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies. ... [+]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction

To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies, and improve their knowledge on civil construction, structures, hydraulics and environment, road design, planning, and transportation. In this degree, students will develop original applications in a specific field, by doing a project, a dissertation or an internship. When completing the Master, students should be able to: 1) Apply the learnt knowledge, understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in a broad and multidisciplinary context; 2) Develop solutions, and make decisions in real situations, with limited or incomplete information; 3) Communicate their conclusions and fundaments to experts and non-experts, clearly and without ambiguities; 4) Autonomously commit to lifelong learning.... [-]

Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Polytechnic of Leiria

This course aims, primarily, to provide advanced applied knowledge in professional subjects that assume strategic importance for the country and the region. Accordingly, ... [+]

This master objectives include the acquisition, by students, of theoretical knowledge and the necessary skills for its application in the fields of Electronics and Telecommunications, or Energy and Automation. The course also aims to actively contribute to promote national technological development and enhance added value in the country’s and region’s industry, through the development of projects, dissertations and industrial placements in companies and R&D institutions.

Curricular plan

1st Year

Electromagnetic Compatibility Project Management Introduction to Research

1st Year - Electronics and Telecommunications

Integrated Electronics Communication Networks Technologies Audio and Video Coding Cellular Network Design Multimedia Communication Systems ... [-]
Portugal Leiria
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Part-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Polytechnic of Leiria

The program aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multi ... [+]

Master in Graphic Design

The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture.

Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following the 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD. Study plan ... [-]
Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Polytechnic of Leiria

To meet the challenges of the global marketplace, the program provides national and international companies with graduates that can lead and support their process of goin ... [+]

Master in International Business

To meet the challenges of the global marketplace, the Master in International Business program provides national and international companies with graduates that can lead and support their process of going international. The International Business program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that are vital in international business and in the internationalization process of companies.

Program objectives

The Master in International Business (MIB) program allows graduates to continue their studies with a special emphasis on international business, designed to provide participants with skills to suit both the public and the private sectors, on the one hand, and, on the other, to stimulate the economy through international trade and investment. In order to meet the challenges of the global marketplace, the Master in International Business (MIB) program provides national and international companies with professionals that can lead and support their process of going international. Objectives of the program:... [-]

Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Polytechnic of Leiria

This Master program aims to provide an integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge. ... [+]

Master in Product Design Engineering

This Master program aims to:

To provide an integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge, which is crucial for rapidly and innovatively developing quality products with a high success and added-value. To provide a multidisciplinary and versatile training, allowing professionals to perform strategic/supervision tasks in industrial companies or the services industry, as well as in public or private agents. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following the 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG. Study plan ... [-]
Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Polytechnic of Leiria

The Master Program in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private s ... [+]

Master in Sustainable Tourism Management

The Master Program in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private sector.

Thus, aims to: develop higher-level knowledge about the various disciplines that integrate the course, adapting the principles and concepts underlying the Management and Sustainability in Tourism; know deeply the human impacts on tourist systems and be able to establish effective solutions for this problem, apply the concepts and techniques developed with accuracy and ability to self-criticism; be able to, through the knowledge acquired, to diagnose problems and propose solutions to management and sustainability, have the skills to carry out plans for sustainable management of tourism resources; reaching research ability, critical analysis of information and scientific and technical dissemination; to motivate for the applications of knowledge, particularly through its sustained exploration and its integrated management, identifying potential employers, and promoting innovation; be introduces new ideas and new products and services related to the sustainable exploitation and management of tourism resources in national /international market, through self-employment; understand and apply the techniques of scientific research, develop personal and professional skills that enable them to lead or join work teams; to acquire the skills needed to integrate doctoral or similar programs in related areas.... [-]

Portugal Leiria
October 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Politécnico de Leiria

Leiria

Ipl - Instituto Politécnico De Leiria
Address
Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Headquarters, Rua General Norton de Matos, Apartado 4133
2411-901 Leiria, Leiria District, Portugal
Phone
+351 244 830 010